Friday, 19 October 2012

Auckland love

When you love your city and surrounds, it makes living there such a pleasure. This design is a tribute to Auckland and North Island summers. Upcycled an old map book I found in the car and printed a lino cut fantail onto the sheet. The most fun is trying out a technique and then using the off-cuts and turning them into something totally unplanned.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

A break from work

School holidays and a few days off work. After spending some quality time in the hammock and digging the garden, a craft project beckoned. What seemed a small project took longer than expected - some Matryoshka angel decorations. Sewing the bodies was a piece of cake, but the wings, they were tricky. All that handsewing stuff- I'd forgotten how hard it is! But got there in the end. Back to the salt mines tomorrow.

Holiday reading included Sibella Court's "Nomad"- check it out, what a lovely life the lady does lead!